Press coverage about Southwestern Energy (NYSE:SWN) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwestern Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.8377315638793 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Stock to Track – Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) – android media cell (androidmediacell.com)
- Have You Holding This Risky Stock?: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- 2 Natural Gas Stocks In Capitulation Down 40%, 2 Contrarian Stocks To Buy Today – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Technical Indicators under Consideration: Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Southwestern Energy (SWN) Price Target Cut to $2.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms have weighed in on SWN. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services downgraded Southwestern Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Friday, February 9th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Southwestern Energy in a report on Monday, February 12th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $6.00 price objective on Southwestern Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. B. Riley initiated coverage on Southwestern Energy in a report on Monday, February 5th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $5.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reduced their target price on Southwestern Energy from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 9th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.94.
About Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy Company is an energy company engaged in natural gas and oil exploration, development and production. The Company operates through two segments: Exploration and Production (E&P) and Midstream Services. Its operations in northeast Pennsylvania are primarily focused on the unconventional natural gas reservoir known as the Marcellus Shale.
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